i☆Ris has released i☆Ris Coupling Best and opened long-awaited official TikTok account

i☆Ris Coupling Best is not just a compilation of B-sides from all 24 singles by i☆Ris; it’s a treasure trove of freshly remastered tracks that unveil new discoveries from the original recordings.

The album also features a special treat, a newly recorded five-person version of ‘Sensu•of•Wonder☆Zoku’, with brand-new lyrics penned by group leader Saki Yamakita. This version was performed during i☆Ris’s 8th Live Tour 2023 ~Wasshoi!!!!. And let’s not forget the killer tune ‘DIVE TO LIVE,’ a concert favourite that’s sure to make any live performance explode with energy.

In addition to the release of ‘i☆Ris Coupling Best,’ the group has finally opened its long-awaited official TikTok account. In addition to past short videos from the group’s official YouTube channel, the account will include concert clips showcasing their excellent skills as voice actor idols and vertical videos exclusive to TikTok.

iRis Coupling Best Cover
Credit: API•81P/Full Energy!! Production Committee

i☆Ris Coupling Best

Release date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Price: ¥4,400 (tax included)

Purchase links: https://avex.lnk.to/iRis_couplingbest
Download and streaming links: https://avex.lnk.to/iris_couplingbest_music

i☆Ris profile

iRis Artist Photo 2024
Credit: API•81P/Full Energy!! Production Committee

i☆Ris is a hybrid unit co-managed by Avex Group and 81 Produce, balancing the members’ talents as voice actors and idols. The group’s five members are Saki Yamakita, Yu Serizawa, Himika Akaneya, Yuki Wakai and Miyu Kubota.

i☆Ris was originally formed in July 2012, featuring six winners of the Anisong Vocal Audition. On November 7, the same year, i☆Ris made their recorded debut with ‘Color,’ the ending theme song for the anime series Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes. Since July 2014, each member of i☆Ris has been in the main cast of the anime series PriPara, and the group has provided eight opening theme songs for the show.

They released their first album, ‘We are i☆Ris!!!’ in April 2015, along with their first five-city tour. In March 2016, they won Best Music Performance at the 10th Seiyu Awards, followed by their 4th anniversary concert at Nippon Budokan in November.

Their 18th single, ‘Ultimate☆MAGIC,’ released May 22, 2019, was selected as the opening theme song for the anime series ‘Wise Man’s Grandchild,’ while their single ‘FANTASTIC ILLUSION,’ released August 28, the same year, was used as the opening theme song for the anime series’ Magical Sempai.’

Later that year, on November 24, i☆Ris held their largest solo concert at Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall, which sold out completely. Their 22nd single,’ Queen’s Bluff,’ was released on August 3, 2022, and was used as the ending theme for the Netflix series Kakegurui Twin. The song’s music video has been viewed over 2.5 million times and ranked No.1 in LINE MUSIC’s Anime song chart.

November 2022 marked the 10th anniversary of the group’s debut, which they celebrated with a triumphant concert at Tokyo International Forum Hall A. On the same day, they also announced ‘i☆Ris the Movie – Full Energy!! -‘, an animated feature film starring the members of i☆Ris as themselves, due for release in 2024.

During the group’s 2023 nationwide tour, i☆Ris 8th Live Tour 2023 ~Wasshoi!!!!, they announced a campaign to harness the passion of their fans to spread excitement for the upcoming movie release, using the catchphrase “i☆Ris 10th→NEXT ‘Full Energy!!’ together with you.”

Since the start of 2023, i☆Ris has collaborated with famous artists under the banner “full power collaborations.” Collaborators have included Kenichi Maeyamada (Hyadain), TeddyLoid & Keigo Inoue, Junichi Sato (fhána) & Aki Hata, and Elements Garden, with more to come.

i☆Ris Links

X (Twitter): @iris_official_ Hashtag: #i_Ris
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi6z7BymHrLuUSr9bLK3T-Q 
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@iris_official_2024?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc

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